Singapore is home to the world’s second busiest port. With a fifth of the globe’s shipping containers and half of its crude oil passing through every year, the port is a hubbub of activity serving a never-ending supply of ships. What keeps this industry moving 24/7? An army of over 150,000 from numerous nationalities.
More than two decades of conflict in Somalia have destroyed public infrastructure, including street lights. The lack of streetlights in Xamar Weyne District in the capital city, Mogadishu limited residents’ movement at night due to insecurity and restricted business hours as shopkeepers were forced to operate between dusk and dawn.
Like in many countries, Nepal faces significant challenges in relation to women’s equal access to land and tenure security. Since 2004, Nepal’s Government has introduced several proactive measures to promote women’s ownership, access and control over land.
Following the impact of the flooding in Myanmar caused by cyclone Komen, IOM Myanmar has been involved in building shelters, which are funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO). Rakhine State was one of the regions most severely affected by the floods. IOM engineer Naw Moe Thida Aung was in Rakhine State during the post-flood activities and she describes her experiences in building shelters in the village of Minbya.
The COP21 Paris Agreement adopted by world governments on 12th December 2015 represents a unprecedented breakthrough for action on migration and climate with the formal inclusion of “migrants” in the Preamble of the Agreement.